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Seems like it, yes. Another name is striped volume. Maybe? I'm not too sure. redface.gif
I got tired of messing about with different configurations and ended up choosing parity. Averaging a write speed of 15MB/s on 75GB of data; this is gonna take a while .. biggrin.gif

Don't forget that when you've written it all once, you'll probably only write GB at a time from then on.

One of the best acronyms i heard to describe that type of storage is MAID (massive array of idle disks). I love that.

Are you going to use thin provisioning at all?
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That's what I thought it would be, as I thought drive extender was the same. But I'm not 100% certain and performance suggests RAID0 seeing how it's around twice as fast as a two-way mirror configuration.

Yeah. I know this isn't the final release but I thought there would be a drive extender option in there.
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One of the best acronyms i heard to describe that type of storage is MAID (massive array of idle disks). I love that.
Sounds about right. thumb.gif

And yeah, using thin provisioning; I've set the pool to 10TB.
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Since they pulled Drive Extender from WHS 2011 due to the fact that they said it wasn't reliable enough or something, I highly doubt we'll ever see it again.
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If parity speeds don't improve, I may be more inclined away from Windows and towards unRAID. Or depending on what information is available by the end of the year when I plan to do mine, I may add an SSD to the array for Journal which may improve write speeds.
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If parity speeds don't improve, I may be more inclined away from Windows and towards unRAID. Or depending on what information is available by the end of the year when I plan to do mine, I may add an SSD to the array for Journal which may improve write speeds.
frown.gif I wish I could but 1) I've already started pool, and 2) I need Windows for some of the software that I'm gonna use.


Question: In Power settings, what should I set the 'Turn off hard drives after xx minutes' to?
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Question: In Power settings, what should I set the 'Turn off hard drives after xx minutes' to?

in my NAS 10minutes or 20minutes is the norm, but i dont use the hibernation/turn off HDDs, they are WD cavier blacks been running 24/7 for a year with no errors thumb.gif
 
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If parity speeds don't improve, I may be more inclined away from Windows and towards unRAID. Or depending on what information is available by the end of the year when I plan to do mine, I may add an SSD to the array for Journal which may improve write speeds.
One huge advantage of unRAID and flexRAID is that they can spin down individual disks when they're not in use, apparently. I thought Windows could do that anyway, though. Does it just spin down the whole lot or something?
Edited by Ellis - 5/20/12 at 2:17am
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frown.gif I wish I could but 1) I've already started pool, and 2) I need Windows for some of the software that I'm gonna use.
Question: In Power settings, what should I set the 'Turn off hard drives after xx minutes' to?

I have it set to 30 mins at work but we only have 2 drives.

You can set it to 10 if you want. Only takes a few seconds to spin up.
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in my NAS 10minutes or 20minutes is the norm, but i dont use the hibernation/turn off HDDs, they are WD cavier blacks been running 24/7 for a year with no errors thumb.gif
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I have it set to 30 mins at work but we only have 2 drives.
You can set it to 10 if you want. Only takes a few seconds to spin up.
All sleep/hibernation/whatsit is turned off right now, but maybe I should set it back to 15mins, or even 20 (default). If Windows spins down the drives individually according to their usage, I'd very impressed. And of course, it's more efficient than leaving them on 24/7. I don't know the detailed differences between consumer and enterprise drives but I'm gonna assume these Spinpoints won't handle 24/7 as well as the enterprise drives ..
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One huge advantage of unRAID and flexRAID is that they can spin down individual disks when they're not in use, apparently. I thought Windows could do that anyway, though. Does it just spin down the whole lot or something?

Unlikely, the way Windows splits the data is to stripe it across as many disks as possible. So the probability of needing multiple drives when accessing any file is very high, so it'd make more sense to spin them all down than just one.
The RAID card I want supports staggered spin up too, but I guess that'd be pointless in Windows.
Suddenly, I'm not as enthusiastic as I was about this.
Edited by [Adz] - 5/20/12 at 6:44am
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